[Freedombox-discuss] Hardware platforms?

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun May 8 02:48:02 UTC 2011

On 11-05-08 at 10:35am, Sandy Harris wrote:
> On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
> >> Old PCs? Not everyone, especially in developing
> >> countries, has access to or can afford a plug
> >> computer.
> >
> > Then use Debian - that's the universal operating system.
> >
> > FreedomBox is more narrowly targeted, with additional requirements - 
> > e.g. being dead simple to use.
> > Very little have been done in the area of usability so far.  Being 
> > dead simple to use is *crucial* for FreedomBox.  It is not a pet toy 
> > for us hackers to use, but a boring server for our non-geeky friends 
> > to use!
> Sure. Using the system can and should be dead simple. I am not sure 
> setting one up can be, though of course this should be automated as 
> far as possible.
> All I'm saying is that if I have an old PC and am able to put Debian 
> on it and do some configuration work, I should be able to turn it into 
> a Freedom Box for my own use or that of my non-geek friends.

Sure you can install any and all software parts of FreedomBox onto 
different hardware.  After all, it is Free Software.

 - Jonas

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